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Tuesday, July 23, 2002 Volume XI, Number 25

did ya know?

Did Ya Know?. . .The next Diabetes Support Group will be from 4-5 p.m. on Wed., July 24th in the McCune-Brooks Hospital dining room. Beckah Emeterio will speak about the services, books and resources available through the American Diabetes Association.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Public Library Summer Reading Program ended Sat., July 20th. Participants need to turn in timesheets by Wed., July 24th.

Did Ya Know?. . .The Carthage Shrine Club will hold its 14th Annual Tractor & Pickup Pull at 7 p.m. on Fri., July 26th & Sat., July 27th north of Carthage on V-Hwy. Proceeds benefit the Carthage Shrine Club. Contact David Jones at (417) 358-8816 for more information.

today's laugh

Some people are always looking for less to do and more time to do it in.

A candidate is going from door to door, giving out some campaign literature. When he reaches a corner house and rings the doorbell, he is set on by a large dog. Discretion being the better part of valor, he starts to run, with the dog in pursuit. Opening the door, the lady of the house yells, "What are you running for?"

The candidate yells back, "Alderman, Fourth District."


A Chronological Record of Events as they have Transpired in the City and County since our last Issue.


C. Headley Struck in the Forehead by a Lifting Hook.

The dangerous "dogs," or lifting hooks used for raising the great blocks of stone, almost claimed another victim at the Logan quarry yesterday afternoon. C. Headley received a serious gash in the forehead from one of the lifters slipping from its hold. It was feared at first that the skull was fractured, but upon removing the injured man to Dr. Ketcham’s office, the wound was found to be only a painful gash. Several stiches were taken and it will be several weeks before Mr. Headley can resume his work.

Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley have returned from a visit with their son Walter in New York. Mr. Wheatley went as a delegate to the general conference of the Presbyterian church in New York City.

  Today's Feature

Third Annual British Car Show.

The Third Annual Greater Ozarks British Motoring Club’s All British car and cycle show will take place on Saturday, July 27th, on the Carthage Square. The cars will be located around the inside of the square. The local merchants will be holding the annual sidewalk sale at the same time.

Cars that have pre-registered are well ahead of last year’s totals. There are 85-90 cars expected to be displayed. Cars that are expected are MGs, Triumphs, Austin Healeys, Rovers, Jaguars, Sunbeams, Lotus, Minis, Metros, and other fine British cars. Triumph motorcycles will also be on display. There will be at least two of the 2002 Minis on display. The double decker bus will be on the square as it is a favorite among those attending the show.

Registration will be held Friday evening at the Econo-Lodge Hotel located on west Central. The show will run from Saturday at 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. After the show there will be a driving tour of some of the sites around Carthage. The Banquet will be held at the historic Kendrick Place and will finish out the day with the awards ceremony.

Just Jake Talkin'


If you’re up for a few campaign speeches and a chance to talk to candidates one on one, tonight’s the night for the annual Lincoln Ladies ice cream social.

The doors open at 6 p.m. for the free social and the talkin’ begins at 7. With this year’s ballot havin’ a pretty good number of candidates for County offices, the three minutes each candidate gets to talk will make for a diverse presentation. Ya might want ta bring along a tote bag so you can take all the literature home and study it at your convenience.

For some, it will give ya a chance to put a face with the name on those signs your seein’ here and there.

There will also be some state political faces on stage. Stop by and become informed.

This is some fact, but mostly,

Just Jake Talkin’.



McCune- Brooks Hospital

Weekly Column


by Paul G. Donohue, M.D.

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am a 41-year-old male who likes beer — a lot. I consume between 15 and 20 12-ounce cans per day. I have been doing so for the past 17 years. My liver tests are fine. I feel fine. I don’t drink on the job. I like the taste of beer, and it helps me relax. How long do you think I can have my cake and drink it, too? — M.L.

ANSWER: You are already past the stage when most heavy drinkers’ livers have become cirrhotic (scarred) and function poorly. Heavy drinking almost predictably leads to liver destruction in 10 to 15 years.

Everyone can point to an uncle or aunt who smoked from age 10 yet lived to be 99 and healthy. Such people defy the odds. They are rare exceptions. The same holds true for the amount of alcohol you consume. You have defied the odds so far, but the chances that liver failure will eventually hit you are great, even though signs have not yet appeared.

The fact that you can drink so much alcohol without falling on your face is not a good sign. It means you have developed a tolerance to alcohol. Such tolerance is often the preview of coming attractions — liver failure.

Even normal blood tests for liver health can be deceiving. Don’t bank on them to give assurance that alcohol is not taking its toll.

The last days of one who suffers from liver failure are not pleasant. The abdomen can become swollen with fluid. Muscles shrink. An innocent bump produces a large bruise. Veins in the esophagus can burst and cause a life-threatening hemorrhage.


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